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Manzanillo Area BeachesVilla La Querencia - Manzanillo Mexico activites - Beaches
Manzanillo, Mexico is known for its gorgeous beaches. There are two such beaches—Las Hadas resort beach and Audiencia beach, within walking distance of the Villa. You may also choose to take advantage of the Villa’s free shuttle services to these two beaches available from 8am – 10pm Monday-Saturday and from 10am -2pm on Sunday (please plan shuttle service in advance). Audiencia beach is located near the Hotel Tesoro and is where the movie “10” was filmed, featuring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore. This beautiful beach is a quick car ride or a less than 10-minute walk from the Villa. Chairs and beach umbrellas are available for rent at most Manzanillo beaches. Audiencia beach is a great area for snorkeling. Paddle boats, jet skis, kayaks, boogie boards and banana boat rides are available from beach vendors. Bring a cooler from the Villa and spend the day at the beach in Manzanillo.

The beach at the Las Hadas resort is accessible to Villa guests, but only after paying an entrance fee at the main gate of Las Hadas. This is a very nice beach with beautiful white beach tents, fresh towels, and chairs available for rent. See FAQ about Las Hadas access for more detail . There are numerous gorgeous Mexican Riviera beaches in the Manzanillo/Santiago area within a short 10-15 minute drive.

Manzanillo Area Watersports
Popular surfing areas in Manzanillo, Mexico include Olas Altas, Miramar and Boca de Pascuales. Manzanillo surfers tell us that they like La Ticia, located approximately one and one half hours south of Manzanillo.

Audiencia beach in Manzanillo has beach vendors who offer boogie board, jet ski, kayak and paddleboat rentals as well as banana boat rides.

There is an excellent scuba shop within minutes of the Villa called Underworld Scuba. They have scuba and snorkeling equipment for sale or rent. Underworld Scuba offers lessons and exploration tours in the Manzanillo area for all ages and will pick you up and drop you off at the Villa.

10-foot Marlin Off Manzanillo

Manzanillo Area Boating and Deep Sea Fishing
Known asthe "sailfish capital of the world", Manzanillo is a great spot for deep-sea fishing. Many of our guests enjoy the day out on the Pacific Ocean, catching fish and enjoying the views of the Mexican Riviera coastline. Some catch and release, others have the fish cleaned and bring them to the Villa where the cook staff prepares them for dinner. Our house manager can set up your Mexican deep-sea fishing adventure through one of the charter fishing companies in the Manzanillo area.

Manzanillo Area Area Golf
There are several challenging golf courses in the Manzanillo vicinity –
La Mantarraya at the Las Hadas resort, Isla Navidad and El Tamarindo. The golf course at the Las Hadas resort, La Mantarraya, is available for our Villa guests. Pete and Roy Dye designed this course in the late 1970’s. La Mantarraya has hosted many celebrity golf tournaments over the years. The course is a five-minute car ride from the Villa. Rates for La Mantarraya, as of fall 2008, are as follows:

La Mantarraya

18 Holes-$150.00 Cart-$50.00

Rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice

Located about one hour from Manzanillo is the Isla Navidad course. Isla Navidad boasts 27 holes set in a gorgeous lush tropical setting. Many of our guests have golfed here and they tell us this course rivals some of the world’s best! The course, designed by Robert Von Hagge, is considered challenging, yet forgiving, making it a favorite of our Villa golfing guests. For a hole-by-hole description by course architect Robert von Hagge click Course Designer, Robert von Hagge . Rates for Isla Navidad, as of fall 2008, are as follows:

Isla Navidad

5/1-10/31 Shoulder (low) Season

18 holes - $172.50 Cart Included
27 holes - $195.50 Cart Included

11/1-4/30 High Season

18 holes - $230.00 Cart Included

27 Holes - $253.00 Cart Included

Rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice

One and a half hours from the Villa you will find El Tamarindo golf course. Our golf enthusiasts have said this course is one of the finest in the world. Well worth the trip, El Tamarindo features tropical vegetation and a challenging round. Rates for El Tamarindo, as of fall 2008, are as follows:

El Tamarindo

5/1-10/31 Shoulder (low) Season

18 holes - $190.00 Includes Shared Cart

11/1-4/30 High Season

18 holes - $238.00 Includes Shared Cart

Rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars and are subject to change without notice

Manzanillo Area Tennis
There are tennis courts available for use by Villa guests at a reasonable hourly rate at the Hotel Tesoro and the tennis facility of the Las Hadas resort. Both are just a few minutes from the Villa.

Villa La Querencia - Manzanillo Mexico Shopping
Manzanillo Area Shopping
Manzanillo has a modern shopping mall located about 5 minutes by car from the Villa. This mall has many nice shops featuring clothing, swimwear, Mexican souvenirs, shoes, Mexican silver, jewelry, electronics, snacks and more. The mall's main anchor store is Comercial Mexicana, a store similar to Wal-Mart. This is a great place to pick up any personal grooming items you may need on your vacation or beach toys for the kids. There are other discount department stores in the area including Soriana and Wal-Mart.

The towns of Manzanillo and Santiago (located right next to Manzanillo) have several unique boutiques. Shoppers will find a great selection of beautiful Mexican embroidered clothing, hats, jewelry and shoes at reasonable prices.

In Manzanillo, for example, the Marie Cumbé Boutique offers an array of one-of-a-kind items from around the world, including hand-crafted designer jewelry pieces from renowned Mexican artisans. The ecclectic assortment of items is ever-changing. Pottery, designer clothing, shoes, sandals, art and more make for an interesting visit every time.

Downtown Manzanillo provides an opportunity to "shop till you drop" with many unique shops, including amazingly affordable silver jewelry shops. Make sure you ask for a reduced rate or special discount as most vendors will "dicker" with their asking prices, especially if you see the same item in several different shops.

On the beachfront in Santiago there is a wonderful little "flea market" where shoppers can browse through a seemingly endless array of booths brimming with Mexican silver jewelry, pewter serving pieces, clothing and souvenirs. Local craftsman offer unique hand-made items that are truly one-of-a-kind. This is a fun place to bring the kids. There is a main market, or mercado, in downtown Manzanillo and Santiago. Shoppers who go to the mercado get a taste of everyday life in Mexico and see many different foods being sold by the vendors. Again, make sure you barter for items, you will most likely get reduced prices when you do so.

Manzanillo Area Dining
Manzanillo has many different restaurants to choose from. Anything from casual pizza spots to elegant and romantic fine dining can be found near the Villa. There is also pizza delivery available.










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